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The Carnival Glam Hub Experience
My first experience with Carnival Glam Hub was for Trinidad 2020. I had a fantastic experience so when they popped up for Miami, I knew I had to be there. Here’s my review.
Discussing Carnival with Friends and Family
As an African American woman not brought up in the culture, I have found myself having some very… interesting interactions with friends, and even some family members that really don’t understand carnival outside what they see in my photos or on social media otherwise. Some of my interactions were very exciting, and heart-warming. Some? Not so much, and some just downright offensive and awkward. You will find my reflections of these experiences below. Perhaps this will inspire you to consider how you will approach these situations in the future, especially if you decide that playing mas is going to be a regular occurrence for you.
Carnival Returns: How will you do things differently?
A vaccine has come and as the numbers of those vaccinated in the United States increase, the number of active COVID 19 cases continue to fall. And so… in 2021…Carnival returns. How will you do things differently?
Afro Soca Love
Connecting the African diaspora one fete at a time. I had the honor of speaking with DJ Maga Stories, CEO of Afro Soca Love. Read all about him and how he was inspired to orchestrate events connecting all walks of the diaspora through a multi-sensory experience of love, soca and afro beats.
Reyes’ Traditional Puncha Creama
Come holiday season everyone wants to talk about coquito! But have you heard of Puncha Creama? Instagram networking, I tell you. I have no idea how I stumbled upon Reyes’ Puncha Creama. After weeks of viewing her posts, I gathered up the courage to hit Monique’s DM and ask some questions. What started as an inquiry turned into taking in a story embedded in the love for her Trinidadian culture, and a desire to share it with her friends, family and loved ones. And so, I felt compelled to share with you. Read on!